Burning Bridges Comedy Club @ Hambone’s Presents ‘The Residency’

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February’s Comic in Residence is Harry Gilliland

Harry Gilliland has been delighting audiences in and around Pittsburgh with his offbeat brand of thinly veiled cries for help since 2014, and during that time, he has also been featured in the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and shared the stage with people like Todd Barry, Kyle Dunnigan, and Shane Torres. He is still trying to figure out how to work his whistling talent into his act and is open to suggestions.


The Residency at Burning Bridges Comedy Club

Every Sunday, The Burning Bridges Comedy Club will produce a weekly show called “The Residency” which will give one comic a month to work on new material, hone their craft and grow as a comic.  Inspired by the NYC’s Beacon Theater and Boston’s Comedy Studio, ‘The Residency’ comic will be encouraged to hone their craft in front of an audience each Sunday for one month. The show will encourage comics to advance their act and their ability to promote themselves in the community.  Each ‘Residency’ show will consist of several local comics and may feature national acts from the Saturday line up. The resident comic will also be encouraged to collaborate with the club to program the lineup for the shows.

Who are we looking for :

Burning Bridges Comedy Club is searching for comics who are on the cusp of moving on to the next level of their craft. Each comic should have over 2 years of experience in stand up and treat their act as more than just a hobby. Comics should have at least 30 minutes worth of honed material and some skills and jokes they would like to improve upon.

  • The Resident comic will be expected to fulfill several requirements:

  • Promote their shows on social media and encourage friends and family to attend.

  • Develop and hone stand up material by reviewing their sets and eliciting feedback from the audience and club. This will include setting goals for themselves and finding areas they would like to improve in their act.

  • Collaborate with the BBCC to create the lineup and help produce the both the residency and Saturday shows.